Thursday, May 18, 2017

Russian-American Relations

Investigation into the relationship between President Trump and Vladimir Putin continues to highlight the news.

On a sunny spring day, Pat and I drove to Brighton Beach to walk on the Boardwalk starting at Bay 1. The boardwalk actually runs all the way to Coney Island. This was the first time I had returned here since Hurricane Sandy destroyed the boardwalk on October 29. 2012.

I also wanted to take a few pics and videos for my classmates reunion in Florida next month.

Suddenly, out of the blue, a Russian man around my age, sporting a gold tooth,

dressed only in a black Speedo and sneakers, ran over and hugged me. Not exactly my type, but funny.

As his friend, the man on the right, walked past Pat, he said, "Save this picture. It will be valuable one day."

Pat laughed and thought: "Yeah ... When we see him arrested, as we sensed he was connected."

On this day Russian-American relations were in tact in Brighton Beach by the sea where my classmates and I grew up ...
while out in the world other things were brewing.

James Comey

On the matter of Trump vs. Comey ... I believe Comey.

Comey believes Comey.

Trump probably believes Trump.

Comey helped take Hillary down.

Now he's going to help take Trump down.

What truths will surface that we have been
waiting to hear from this 6' 8" giant??

The Giants in mythology were the Anunnaki
taking us full circle to the Middle East, creation, and today.

Antikythera Mechanism

What is the Antikythera Mechanism? No one is certain after 115 years of research. Is it just "busy work" planted by the simulation we believe is our reality, or was it a functional tool whose creators are just as ambiguous as our creation myths? I've heard theories that link this computer-like object to Ancient Aliens or perhaps mythological Atlantis. The story of Atlantis comes to us from Timaeus, a Socratic dialogue, written in about 360 B.C. by Plato and not an historical treatise.

Antikythera Anniversary: Astronomical Computer Still Puzzles After 115 Years   Live Science - May 18, 2017
What looked like a hunk of corroded metal lying at the bottom of the Aegean Sea near the Greek island of Antikythera turned out to be a piece of a mysterious astronomical calculator. That was 115 years ago, on May 17, 1902, when archaeologist Valerios Stais discovered the bronze bit among other artifacts discovered on the Roman cargo ship called the Antikythera shipwreck. Today's Google Doodle celebrates that discovery with an illustration showing the biggest part of the Antikythera mechanism, which looks like a gear or wheel. Dating to about 85 B.C., or even earlier, the shoebox-size computer is intricate, with dials on the outside and 30 bronze gear wheels inside. Long ago, Greeks could have turned a hand crank on the device to reveal everything from the positions of the sun and the moon and the lunar phases to the cycles of the Greek Olympics.